The Economy IS NOT Strong . . .

Discussion in 'Politics' started by toughcoins, May 4, 2024.

  1. toughcoins

    toughcoins Rarely is the liberal viewpoint tainted by realism

    All I read and hear from the mass media about the economy is parroting of the White House about how strong it is.

    Their analysis of the economy is shallow, at best. One must delve into more than the limited numbers reported out.

    Quantitatively, the numbers say that unemployment is at an all-time low and that employment is at an all-time high. Both claims are validated by the figure below:

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    Qualitatively, what neither the numbers nor the Democrats say is that the quality of the employed is falling off a cliff.

    With record numbers retiring in recent years, and many of those having vacated their jobs before their employers expected, the opportunity for younger workers to adequately train under employer's seasoned workers has slipped through their fingers.

    In desperation to try and backfill for the loss of experienced workers, companies are hiring what they can find, rather than what they need or, even more misleading, they continue looking, repeatedly revising and reposting their available jobs. While the original job postings remain in the marketplace, the refined job listings double and triple up, poorly reflecting the availability of employment . . . especially for good paying positions.

    I've been watching one job in particular (it's closely related to what I do, but not where I want to commute to), and no fewer than 10 different postings are out there for the same job, all emerging at different times, and each slightly more refined than the previous. They look like they're all for slightly different jobs, but I know better. How do I know that? I know a manager there, and they've been trying to fill this position for over 2 years now.

    The foregoing is assuredly not an isolated case . . . HR departments nationwide seek purple squirrels, and cannot find them. The days of successfully poaching them from other companies have passed, mainly because those qualified for such jobs have long-since retired from their competitors as well.

    Moreover, the work ethic has been seriously diluted by this departure. This is a harbinger of a decline in American prominence across all industries. I see it everywhere . . . everyone pays more for goods and services today, waits longer for them, and gets less satisfaction than ever before.

    Half-hearted effort and little to no interest in training, accompanied by demands for greater pay and benefits? All point to a decline in market share, as other nations soak up what we are unwilling to retain . . . With it will go the American standard of living.

    Fantastic economy . . . for China!
     
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  2. CoinOKC
    Yeehaw

    CoinOKC T R U M P 2 0 2 4

    Try telling this or showing this to the liberal/commie/fascists. They are deaf and blind.
     
  3. toughcoins

    toughcoins Rarely is the liberal viewpoint tainted by realism

    Deaf and blind are hardly their worst shortcomings.
     
  4. Mopar Dude

    Mopar Dude Well-Known Member

    The psychological impact of hearing the same untruth over and over until it becomes a perceived truth is remarkable. Having been in the trenches of business as long as I have, I could recount numerous instances that I have personally experienced that could confirm everything you say. In fact I just recently hired a 55 year old woman with heart troubles to fill a job I had been trying for two years to fill with a younger person. And it was a well paid position with benefits.
     
  5. What U ignore

    What U ignore Thread KILLER

    Well lying Biden and the lying press say it's strong so who are the ignorant voters going to believe?
     
  6. SmalltownMN
    Doh

    SmalltownMN All I can do is shake my head....

    This is what bugs me the most with a lot of the stuff in this world, the way the left looks at it (or rather, gets fed from whatever source) and parrots it back to everybody, with not hardly an ounce of budge.

    When they're telling you it's steak and lobster, but there's only "shit on a shingle" sitting on the stove.........why do they keep saying it's steak and lobster?

    Having a rational conversation is damn near out of the question. In the above, if the person saying it's steak and lobster is asked to look at the stove that only has "shit on a shingle" on it;

    Lib - "Well, it's a Maytag stove."

    PTLITRW (Person That Lives In The Real World) - "I didn't ask you to look at the stove, I asked you to see what's for dinner."

    Lib - "We're having steak and lobster tonight."

    PTLITRW - "Do you see any steak and lobster on the stove?"

    Lib - "No, but that's what they said we're having."

    PTLITRW - "I think you've been misinformed, you can clearly see there's no steak and lobster, correct? Here's your toast, load up!"

    Lib - "But......but...... orange man bad."


    To bring this post back to the sentiment of the OP, whether it's the economy, or any other plethora of issues, the left is not going to shine light on the "shit on a shingle" that's sitting on the stove. They would rather have us all believe that it's steak and lobster, when the PTLITRW knows what's in front of them and, good or bad, moves forward.
     
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  7. justafarmer

    justafarmer Well-Known Member

    I like SOS.
     
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  8. SmalltownMN
    Doh

    SmalltownMN All I can do is shake my head....

    Me too. Speaking of economics pertaining to SOS vs. steak, the hamburger per pound needed to make said concoction currently costs the same as a nice cut of steak did not too many years ago. Bidenomics IS SOS.
     
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  9. Mopar Dude

    Mopar Dude Well-Known Member

    I hadn't been out of the Army a year when I wooed my future wife. Our first breakfast together was the only thing I knew how to cook... SOS.... However I did step it up a notch and bought canned biscuits. Nothing but the best for my future bride....
     
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  10. justafarmer

    justafarmer Well-Known Member

    Although some people incorrectly refer to them as wop or whop, I like whomp biscuits.
     
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  11. freshmeat

    freshmeat Can't touch this

  12. toughcoins

    toughcoins Rarely is the liberal viewpoint tainted by realism

    Big deal . . . It’s all a shell game at this point. As the dollar weakened, and the rise in costs of borrowing became so predictable, major corporations all bought their stock back to rein in their costs. We are not seeing numbers which reflect growth. We are seeing the results of cost-cutting . . . That is most certainly not reflective of a strong economy.
     
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  13. freshmeat

    freshmeat Can't touch this

    So pitifully anemic. Except compared to all others ever.
     
  14. toughcoins

    toughcoins Rarely is the liberal viewpoint tainted by realism

    Oh, and I thought you were going to opine favorably about the current economy . . .
     
  15. freshmeat

    freshmeat Can't touch this

    Read it again brainiac.
     
  16. toughcoins

    toughcoins Rarely is the liberal viewpoint tainted by realism

    I read it right the first time . . . I can’t help it if you leave the door open like that.
     
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  17. freshmeat

    freshmeat Can't touch this

    Ask a friend.
     
  18. toughcoins

    toughcoins Rarely is the liberal viewpoint tainted by realism

    I don't need a friend to hold the door open, thank you very much.
     
  19. freshmeat

    freshmeat Can't touch this

    But alas, you need some help with comprehension.
     
  20. toughcoins

    toughcoins Rarely is the liberal viewpoint tainted by realism

    The only comprehension I need help with regards your specific brand of logic.
     

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